Pictorial: Mvara S.S. Closed After Strike

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Mvara Secondary School in Arua district is closed.

This followed a failed meeting called by the school administration, police and the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) to iron out complaints raised by the students a week ago when they first went on strike, destroying school property.

The students were protesting the closure of school dormitories during meal times. Last night unidentified students torched one of the administration blocks, in what is believed to be a continuation of the strike.

Uganda Radio Network was present at the time the students were given up to five minutes to disappear from the school and now brings you  some of the images.


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About the author

Annet Lekuru
Annet Lekuru is the Uganda Radio Network bureau chief for Arua. She is new in this post, assigned August 2016. However, she is no stranger to URN subcribers and readers.

Lekuru started her journalism career in 2011 with training from Radio Paris where she worked until April 2015. She started writing for URN in May 2015 as a freelance reporter.

Lekuru loves and continues to admire URN because of the reporter privilege to identify and report on issues close to one's heart which offers an opportunity to the reporter to develop a passion in a beat and report on it exhaustively.

With a background training in Conflict Sensitive Journalism she hopes to graduate into doing remarkable and recognised human rights and human interest stories in the near future.

She is interested in reporting on issues of justice, law, human rights and health.